Sweater Weather Set

£15.00

The Sweater Weather Set contains three patterns: the classic Aosta Sweater, the Aosta Sweater (Chunky Edition), and the Aosta Sweater (Mohair Edition). All three sweaters use the same beautiful Andalusian stitch and are worked top-down in the round.

Description

Aosta Sweater Details

Materials

You will need 7mm and 6mm long circular needles and, if you prefer to use them to make the sleeves, some 6mm and 7mm shorter circular or double pointed knitting needles. You will also need 8 stitch markers and a darning needle.

You will need approx. 5 (5-6) 6 (6) 7 skeins / 680m (680m) 816m (816m) 952m of The Meriwool by We Are Knitters or any alternative yarn that matches the necessary tension.

The sizes XS (S) M (L) XL are intended to fit a bust measurement of roughly 85-90 (90-95) 95-100 (100-105) 105-110 cm with around 5-10cm positive ease. The fit is meant to be fairly relaxed. For reference, my bust measures c. 90cm and I made the size S.

Aosta Sweater (Chunky Edition) Details

Materials

You will need 9mm and 15mm long circular needles. You can either work the sleeves using the magic loop technique or, if you have them, use double-pointed knitting needles. You will also need 8 stitch markers and a darning needle.

You will need approx. 5 (5) 6 (6) 6/7 skeins / 400 (400m) 480m (480m) 560m of The Wool by We Are Knitters or any alternative yarn that matches the necessary tension.

The sizes XS (S) M (L) XL are intended to fit a bust measurement of roughly 85-90 (90-95) 95-100 (100-105) 105-110 cm with around 15-20cm positive ease. The fit is meant to be relaxed, so as to best show off the amazing texture of the wool and the stitch. For reference, my bust measures c. 90cm and I made the size S.

Aosta Sweater (Mohair Edition) Details

You will need 4 mm and 5.5 mm circular needles. I generally recommend using 80cm needles, but you may find 40cm needles more comfortable for the yoke and sleeves and 100cm needles for the body. If you prefer to use them to make the sleeves, you can also use some 4 mm and 5.5 mm double pointed knitting needles. You will also need 8 stitch markers and a darning needle.

You will need approx. 11 (12) 12-13 (13-14) 14 (14-15) 15-16 (16-17) 17 skeins / metres of Soft Silk Mohair by Knitting for Olive or any alternative silk-mohair yarn that matches the necessary tension. To make the Aosta Sweater (Mohair Edition), you hold three strands of the yarn together throughout. Given the nature of this style of knitting, I would advise over-ordering your yarn!

Note: If you choose to use We Are Knitter’s Touch Me Mohair, then you might be okay only holding 2 strands together, rather than 3. However, the finish of that yarn is so different to most mohair yarns that I’m not sure I would recommend it for this project. Something like Drops Kidsilk Mohair or Filcolana Tilia would perhaps be more appropriate.

The sizes XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL) 5XL are intended to fit a bust measurement of roughly 85-90 (90-95) 95-100 (100-105) 105-110 (110-115) 115-120 (120-125) 125-130 cm with around 15-20cm positive ease. The fit is meant to be fairly relaxed. For reference, my bust measures c. 90cm and I made the size S.

The finished garment measures 105 (110) 115 (120) 125 (130) 135 (140) 145 cm at the widest point of the body. If you wish to have less ease, you may wish to consider going down from your typical size.